glucokinase

noun
glu·​co·​ki·​nase | \ˌglü-kō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of glucokinase 

: a hexokinase found especially in the liver that catalyzes the phosphorylation of glucose

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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glucokinase

noun
glu·​co·​ki·​nase | \-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of glucokinase 

: a hexokinase found especially in the liver that catalyzes the phosphorylation of glucose in metabolic processes

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